Joint Statement on Ukraine from AACSB, AMBA & BGA and EFMD

AACSB, AMBA & BGA, and EFMD stand together in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. As global leaders in business education, our organisations support and serve educators and leaders in over 150 countries and territories through our commitment to the values of peace, safety, freedom, diversity, and social responsibility.

We are deeply concerned by the rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and we are committed to supporting our Ukrainian Business Schools and their staff, faculty, and students as they defend their way of life and sovereignty.

Our colleagues at Russian universities, who have for many years been collaborative and supportive participants in our global networks, find themselves in an unprecedented and extremely difficult position due to the decisions and actions of their government. Still, we have collectively decided to suspend all membership and accreditation activities with Russian institutions until further notice. For students, the accreditation designation remains valid, and business degrees that have been conferred under that accreditation status are recognized as being from an accredited school at this time.

AACSB, AMBA & BGA, and EFMD stand firm with our communities in achieving peace, liberty, and global cooperation for the betterment of society.

Joint statement signature

*This statement, published on 9 March 2022, was updated on 15 March.


  1. Mik Pindelski on March 11, 2022 at 18:29

    Thank you fir this statement ! You restore faith in humanity.

  2. Catherine LEGER JARNIOU on March 12, 2022 at 12:06

    L’Académie de l’Entrepreneuriat et de l’Innovation s’associe pleinement à ce message de solidarité envers nos collègue ukrainiens

  3. Catherine LEGER JARNIOU on March 12, 2022 at 12:08

    L’Académie de l’Entrepreneuriat et de l’Innovation stand in solidarity with our ukrainiens collegues

  4. Tony Buono on March 12, 2022 at 16:20


  5. Grace McCarthy on March 13, 2022 at 05:34

    Thank you for speaking in support of our Ukrainian colleagues.

  6. djacademy mba on March 17, 2022 at 08:57


    Great articles on the joint statement , highly appreciable. Thanks for the post.

  7. David Schüller on March 31, 2022 at 12:21

    Absolutely agree.